The other day my husband was gone all day interview for a job. I went with him on the trip so I had all day to wonder the area. I took the rent car, stopped to get a cup of coffee then toured the area. It was not the best day to tour the city because it was cloudy and raining in a city that supposively only is cloudy 20 days out of the year. Of course my tour would be on one of those 20 days. I started to get tired so decided I would head back to the hotel. I typed the hotel name in my GPS and realized there were many many many hotels with that name in the area. I had not made any of the travel arrangements and not paid attention to the address of the hotel. I didn’t know which one was my hotel. I texted my husband but he was busy. I can be a bit ditsy at times. I decided to try the hotel I thought was the correct one. After driving there I could tell it was not the same hotel I stayed at. Oh crap I’m lost I thought. I decided to back track using the log on my gps for the coffee shop I got my morning coffee was only a couple of miles away from the hotel.
I started my drive to the coffee place except now my phone was dying. I was in the middle of who knew were with no idea were I was going, no phone and no gps. Sounds like the story of my life. The blind little girl wondering around trying to find her way. I needed to get some supplies from the pharmacy so I decided to just keep driving in hopes of eventually coming across a CVS or Walgreens. Thankfully I came across a Walgreen so I bought a phone charger. I eventually found my way back to the correct hotel after having quite the adventure.
“Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:35-38
For so much of my life I have felt like the helpless sheep that was wondering around blindly trying to find my way, much like my adventure to find my way back to the hotel. I still often feel this way. Feel lost. But I am reminded that Jesus is my leader, he is shepherding me. Furthermore he wants me to be his worker. He wants me to harvest his fields. May he send us all to harvest his fields.